Burgess GAA Notes 23rd January 2017


The club held its annual general meeting on Friday last in Kilcolman. The meeting was preceded by a Mass for deceased members of the club and afterwards club chairman Mike Carroll presented Father Tim O’Brien P.P. with a plaque for his golden jubilee.

The AGM was a well attended and we’ll run affair with comprehensive reviews of the year from the chairman, secretary and treasurer.

Camogie Club All Ireland semi final:

We wish the Burgess Duharra ladies the very best of luck in their all Ireland quest and we would urge as many of our members as possible to make the trip to Inniskeen to support them.

Details of Buses:

Senior All Ireland Camogie Final in Monaghan next Sunday 29th January, anyone else wishing to reserve a seat on the bus leaving at 9.30/10am, please contact the camogie club on+353 (83) 432 1777 by the evening of Wednesday 25th for the remaining places. Please note that only people who have reserved in advance will be able to travel on the bus.

Juvenile AGM:

Burgess Juvenile GAA Club AGM will be held on Friday 27th January at 8pm in Kilcoleman. All parents are requested to attend.
Ramble to Kilcolman: 

A night of cards, tea and chat will begin next Thursday night from 8pm in Kilcolman. Anyone interested in playing 45 in the parish is more than welcome.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday nights lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4, 9, 17 & 27. The Lucky dip winners were Libby, Farrah & Ben Stanley Newtown, Laureen McKenna Newtown & Hugh Sullivan c/o Francie Walsh. Sellers prize Tom Delee. This weeks draw was in D Pallas Bar for a Jackpot of €6,600.

Down your way:

Please note that the Tipp FM down your way programme recorded at the dinner dance will be aired this Thursday at 7pm and repeated Saturday at 10am. Please spread the word. Thanks.
Roll of Chairmen:

We recently installed our Roll of Chairmen plaque in the meeting room in Kilcoleman. This item was designed and built by club stalwart Declan Kirwan. For more information on products by Declan please  check out http://www.Kirwancraft.ie, Facebook or call Declan Kirwan on (086 2460548)

Burgess GAA Notes 9th January 2017

Social community group:
A social club / community group is starting up in the parish. Ideas for activities and events are needed as well as people to get involved. Please contact Fergal McDonnell if you interested in getting participating.


Reminder: The senior club AGM takes place on Friday 20th January at 8pm. Anyone seeking a nomination form or wishing to put forward a motion please contact Club Secretary Gemma Flynn as all nominations & motions need to be with her by Friday 13th. 

You can reach Gemma via email a secretary.burgess.tipperary@gaa.ie

and on the club phone (087) 235 9336.

Support for the Burgess Duharra Camogie team:

As you may be aware the Duharra ladies have to play their all Ireland semi final against Slaughtneil in Inniskeen GAA ground, Monaghan, on January 29th at 2.00pm. We ask all who can to please try and make the long journey to support the Burgess Duharra women as they continue their historic quest to reach a first all Ireland final. To help offset their costs they will be holding a race night in Barry’s on Saturday January 14th at 9pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Club lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday nights club Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 20 & 23. Lucky dip winners were Tara Collins Newtown, Maeve O’Brien Ballywilliam & Kay Costello c/o Pat Stanley. Sellers prize Maria Murray. Next weeks draw is in Reidy’s. Jackpot €6,300.

Club Referee Training:

 Some useful information below for anyone considering joining the burgeoning ranks of Burgess referees.

Basic Club Referee Training Courses are provided every two years by trained Referee Tutors in County Tipperary. Held over 4 nights in Thurles, the course is developed in conjunction with Croke Park and supported through the Provincial Munster Referees Administrators. Dates for the Training Course are as follows;

FOUNDATION COURSE (Sarsfields Centre, Thurles – ALL 8pm)

Thursday 26 Jan 2017

Thursday 2 February 2017

Thursday 9 February 2017 (ON LINE Timed Module)

Thursday 16 February 2017 

Training as a Club Referee involves the following modules:

Rules of Specification / The Play / Scores/ Powers and Duties of the Referee Technical Fouls / Set Play / Aggressive Fouls / Dissent / Referee’s Report / Rules Test / Fitness Test 

Modules are “classroom” based and involve attendance and participation by the prospective referees. A timed Rules Test is centrally organised by Croke Park, which the participants complete “on-line”, with a pass-mark set which must be achieved for successful progression 

An initial trial Fitness Test, i.e. a “BANGSBO or BEEP Test” will be used to familiarise new entrants with the levels required. A standard test will be used later in the year to monitor progression with a view to the achievement of a minimum standard required for qualification.

Following successful completion of the Training Course the successful candidate is certified as qualified by Coiste Ríaracháin Réiteoirí Contae Tiobrad Árann as a Réiteoir Chlub or Club Level Referee. It is recommended for Foundation Referees to be appointed to referee games up to and including U14 for a period of 2 years.  

We are now seeking applications from interested individuals, who are considering taking up the role as Club Referee and applications must be submitted through their respective Club Secretary on the relevant Application Form which is available online on the Tipperary GAA website. See http://tipperary.gaa.ie/gaa-referee-recruitment-tipperary/. Please note all applications must be accompanied by a cheque for €100, from the applicant’s home club, which will be refunded after officiating at ten games. Completed application forms accompanied by €100 cheque only should be forwarded to Paul Stapleton, Secretary, Tipperary Referees Administration Committee, Lár na Páirce, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

All clubs who do not currently have a referee in their club are encouraged to trawl their membership for prospective candidates.

ONGOING Referee Development 

Current Referees are reminded the compulsory Fitness Assessment and Rules Test are confirmed for 7.30pm on the 19th Jan and 9th Feb 2017 in The Dome Thurles, while the annual IN SERVICE will be held at 7.30pm on 16th January and 20th February in the Sarsfields Social Centre, Thurles. 

Further information / clarification from

 Jim O’Shea ​​Chairperson ​085 1744791

Tipperary Referees Administration Committee

Paul Stapleton ​Secretary ​085 1983325

Tipperary Referees Administration Committee